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New book list - December 11, 2017 By date  |  By subject

Below is a list of books the Library has received during the past two months.

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Week of Monday, Dec 04 2017

Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics / Marjorie J. Spruill.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
305.4 SP88D 2017
Received: 12/5/2017
Women social reformers--United States.
Women's rights--United States.
Women--United States--Social conditions.
Women--United States--Attitudes.
Feminism--United States.
Anti-feminism--United States.
Feminists--Political activity--United States.
Women conservatives--Political activity--United States.
HISTORY--Modern--20th Century.
HISTORY--Social History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Women's Studies.
Women--Social conditions fast (OCoLC)fst01176947
Women's rights fast (OCoLC)fst01178818
Anti-feminism fast (OCoLC)fst00810336
Feminism fast (OCoLC)fst00922671
Feminists--Political activity fast (OCoLC)fst00922838
Women--Attitudes fast (OCoLC)fst01176584
Women social reformers fast (OCoLC)fst01178540
Women's rights--United States.
Feminists--Political activity--United States.
Feminism--United States.
Women--Social conditions--United States.
Women--United States--Attitudes.

The last sheriff in Texas : a true tale of violence and the vote / James P. McCollom.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2017]
976.4 M133L 2017
Received: 12/5/2017
Sheriffs--Texas--Beeville--Case studies.
Police misconduct--Texas--Beeville--Case studies.
Elections--Texas--Beeville--Case studies.
Sheriffs--Texas--Beeville--Case studies.
Police misconduct--Texas--Beeville--Case studies.
Elections--Texas--Beeville--Case studies.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) bisacsh .block 976.4 M133L 2017

Not a crime to be poor : the criminalization of poverty in America / Peter Edelman.
New York : The New Press, 2017.
362.5 ED27N 2017
Received: 12/5/2017
Criminal justice, Administration of--United States.
Poverty--Government policy--United States.
Poor--Government policy--United States.
Poverty--Government policy--United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Social Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Poverty & Homelessness.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Poor--Government policy.
Poverty--Government policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History.

The struggle to reform our colleges / Derek Bok.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
378.73 B637S 2017
Received: 12/5/2017
Universities and colleges--United States--Administration.
Education, Higher--Aims and objectives--United States.
Academic achievement--United States.
Educational change--United States.
Academic achievement.
Education, Higher--Aims and objectives.
Educational change.
Universities and colleges--Administration.

Joint study on the nomination and selection process for the awarding of the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor / Texas House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs and Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.
[Austin, TX] : House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs : Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, [2016]
L1836.84 M466
Received: 12/4/2017

Dukes of Duval County : the Parr family and Texas politics / Anthony R. Carrozza.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
976.4 C237D 2017
Received: 12/4/2017
Politicians--Texas--Duval County--Biography.
Elections--Texas--Duval County--History--20th century.
Political violence--Texas--Duval County--History--20th century.
Political corruption--Texas--Duval County--History--20th century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX).
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Local.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Political corruption.
Political violence.
Politics and government.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Local.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX.) .block 976.4 C237D 2017

Week of Monday, Nov 27 2017

Freer Independent School District.
[Austin, TX] : Legislative Budget Board, [2014]
L1300.8 SCH65FRE
Received: 11/29/2017
School districts--Texas--Freer--Evaluation.
Public schools--Texas--Freer--Evaluation.
Educational planning--Texas--Freer--Evaluation.

Seeds of empire : cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850 / Andrew J. Torget.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
338.1 T632S 2015
Received: 11/28/2017
Cotton trade--Texas--History--19th century.
Cotton trade--Mexico--History--19th century.
Slavery--Texas--History--19th century.
Slavery--Mexico--History--19th century.
Cotton trade.

River of hope : forging identity and nation in the Rio Grande borderlands / Omar S. Valerio-Jimâenez.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2013.
305.8 V237R 2013
Received: 11/28/2017
Group identity--Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Group identity--Mexican-American Border Region.
Citizenship--Political aspects--United States.
Citizenship--Political aspects--Mexico.

Tainted breeze : the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 / Richard B. McCaslin.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, Ã1994.
976.4 M128T 1994
Received: 11/28/2017
Hanging--Texas--Gainesville--History--19th century.

Inventing Texas : early historians of the Lone Star State / Laura Lyons Mclemore.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, Ã2004.
976.4 M224I 2004
Received: 11/28/2017

Recollections of a Tejano life : Antonio Menchaca in Texas history / edited by Timothy Matovina and Jesâus F. de la Teja ; with the collaboration of Justin Pochâe.
Austin : University of Texas Press, [2013]
976.4 M521R 2013
Received: 11/28/2017
Mexican Americans--Texas--Biography.
Mexican Americans.

Tejano leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas / Jesâus F. de la Teja, editor ; foreword by David J. Weber ; with contributions by Raâul Ramos [and others].
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, Ã2010.
976.4 T235T 2010
Received: 11/28/2017
Mexican American leadership--Texas--History--19th century.
Mexican Americans--Texas--History--19th century.
Mexican American leadership.
Mexican Americans.
Politics and government.

A Texan plan for the Texas coast / Jim Blackburn ; with GIS mapping by Christina Walsh and Priya Singh.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2017]
976.4 B562T 2017
Received: 11/28/2017
Coastal zone management--Texas--Gulf Coast.
Economic development projects--Texas--Gulf Coast.
Sustainable development--Texas--Gulf Coast.
Community development--Environmental aspects--Texas--Gulf Coast.
Coastal zone management.
Community development--Environmental aspects.
Economic development projects.
Sustainable development.
Coastal zone management--Texas--Gulf Coast.
Sustainable development--Texas--Gulf Coast.

Week of Monday, Nov 13 2017

Brazos River Authority
[Austin, TX] : Legislative Budget Board, [2015]
L1300.8 RA65B 2015
Received: 11/16/2017
Brazos River Authority--Texas--Round Rock--Evaluation.

Pearsall Independent School District.
[Austin, TX] : Legislative Budget Board, [2014]
L1300.8 SCH65PSL 2015
Received: 11/16/2017
School districts--Texas--Pearsall--Evaluation.
Public schools--Texas--Pearsall--Evaluation.
Educational planning--Texas--Pearsall--Evaluation.

Presidio Independent School District.
[Austin, TX] : Legislative Budget Board, [2015]
L1300.8 SCH65P
Received: 11/15/2017
School districts--Texas--Presidio--Evaluation.
Public schools--Texas--Presidio--Evaluation.
Educational planning--Texas--Presidio--Evaluation.

Week of Monday, Nov 06 2017

Women of the Texas Senate / joint project of the Secretary of the Senate, Senate Engrossing & Enrolling, Senate Media Services, and Senate Publications & Printing.
[Austin, Tex. : Texas Senate, 2017]
L1803.5 SE55W 2017
Received: 11/9/2017
Women legislators--Texas--Biography.

Big Spring Independent School District.
[Austin, TX] : Legislative Budget Board, [2015]
L1300.8 SCH65BS
Received: 11/9/2017
School districts--Texas--Big Spring--Evaluation.
Public schools--Texas--Big Spring--Evaluation.
Education--Texas--Big Spring--Evaluation.
Educational planning--Texas--Big Spring--Evaluation.

Hempstead Independent School District.
[Austin, TX] : Legislative Budget Board, [2015]
L1300.8 SCH65HEM 2015
Received: 11/9/2017
School districts--Texas--Heampstead--Evaluation.
Public schools--Texas--Heampstead--Evaluation.
Educational planning--Texas--Heampstead--Evaluation.

Homer Thornberry : congressman, judge, and advocate for equal rights / Homer Ross Tomlin ; foreword by J.J. "Jake" Pickle.
Fort Worth, Texas : TCU Press, [2016]
347.73 T596H 2016
Received: 11/7/2017
Legislators--United States--Biography.
Judges--United States--Biography.
Politics and government.

Blockchain revolution : how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world / Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott.
New York : Portfolio / Penguin, [2016]
332.178 T169B 2016
Received: 11/7/2017
Electronic funds transfers.
Blockchains (Databases)
Electronic commerce.
Mobile commerce.
Banks and banking--Technological innovations.
Financial institutions--Technological innovations.
COMPUTERS--Information Technology.
Blockchains (Databases) fast (OCoLC)fst01981761
Banks and banking--Technological innovations.
Electronic commerce.
Electronic funds transfers.
Financial institutions--Technological innovations.
Mobile commerce.
Wèahrung gnd (DE-588)4064147-8
Bitcoin gnd (DE-588)1041888279
Regionalwèahrung gnd (DE-588)7673876-0
Elektronischer Zahlungsverkehr gnd (DE-588)4014359-4
Geld gnd (DE-588)4019889-3
Digitala pengar.
Elektronisk handel.
Tekniska innovationer.

Week of Monday, Oct 30 2017

Liberty and union : the Civil War era and American constitutionalism / Timothy S. Huebner.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
342.73029 H87L 2016
Received: 11/2/2017
Constitutional history--United States.
HISTORY--United States--Civil War Period (1850-1877) bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--African American Studies.
Constitutional history.
Politics and government.

Free speech on campus / Sigal R. Ben-Porath.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
371.104 B441F 2017
Received: 11/2/2017
Freedom of speech--United States.
Education, Higher--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
Universities and colleges--United States.
Education, Higher--Moral and ethical aspects.
Freedom of speech.
Universities and colleges.

Lone Star unionism, dissent, and resistance : other sides of Civil War Texas / edited by Jesâus F. de la Teja.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016]
976.405 T235L 2016
Received: 11/2/2017
Unionists (United States Civil War)--Texas.
HISTORY--Military--United States.
HISTORY--Social History.
HISTORY--United States--Civil War Period (1850-1877) bisacsh
HISTORY--United States--State & Local--Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) bisacsh
Unionists (United States Civil War) fast (OCoLC)fst01161409 .block 976.405 T235L 2016

Through many dangers, toils and snares : black leadership in Texas, 1868-1898 / Merline Pitre.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2016]
976.4 P931T 2016
Received: 11/2/2017
African American leadership--Texas.
African Americans--Texas--Politics and government.
African American politicians--Texas--Biography.
African American leadership.
African American politicians.
African Americans--Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Race relations.

The midnight assassin : the hunt for America's first serial killer / Skip Hollandsworth.
New York : Picador : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
364.152 H719M 2015
Received: 10/31/2017
Serial murders--Texas--Austin--History--19th century.
Serial murderers--Texas--Austin--History--19th century.
Serial murderers.
Serial murders.

Vetoes of legislation, 85th Legislature / House Research Organization, Texas House of Representatives.
Austin, Tex. : House Research Organization, Texas House of Representatives, [2017]
L1801.9 ST94 85-7
Received: 10/30/2017
Bills, Legislative--Texas.

Body-worn cameras : laws and policies in the South.
Atlanta, Ga : Southern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments, c2017.
363.23 B684B 2017
Received: 10/30/2017
Law enforcement--Southern States.

Week of Monday, Oct 23 2017

The Texas album, of the eighth Legislature, 1860 : a Texas enterprise / by Wm. DeRyee & R.E. Moore.
Austin, Tex. : Printed by Miner, Lambert & Perry, 1860.
920.0764 D449T
Received: 10/27/2017

Austin : murder & mayhem / Richard Zelade.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015.
364.1523 Z49A 2015
Received: 10/26/2017
HISTORY--United States--State & Local--Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) bisacsh

Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol / Mike Cox.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2017.
976.4 C877L 2017
Received: 10/26/2017
Texas Capitol (Building)--History.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) bisacsh
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Historical.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional.
TRAVEL / Pictorials.
Capitals (Cities) fast (OCoLC)fst00846490
Politics and government.

Week of Monday, Oct 16 2017

Sunset in Texas, 2017-2019.
[Austin, TX] : Sunset Advisory Commission, [2017]
S1500.8 SU74 2017
Received: 10/16/2017
Sunset reviews of government programs--Texas.